This easy, delicious recipe is great for barbeques and parties. The kielbasa is soaked in a wonderfully sweet and tart marinade. The longer it simmers the better!

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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Brown the kielbasa in a large skillet over medium high heat.

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  • Place the browned kielbasa, cranberry sauce and barbeque sauce in a slow cooker set on low. Allow the mixture to simmer at least 1 hour before serving warm.

Nutrition Facts

322.8 calories; protein 7.4g 15% DV; carbohydrates 36.1g 12% DV; fat 16.6g 26% DV; cholesterol 40mg 13% DV; sodium 936mg 37% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2003
Such an easy recipe and went over great at our church XMAS fellowship. I used 3 lbs. kielbasa instead of 2 and it was wonderful. Just for reference 3 lbs. made about 100 bite size pieces. This recipe is a keeper! Thanks. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/31/2009
Gosh I don't know how to rate this. The bbq sauce ruled the taste but I guess that's what you get with bbq sauce. I served this over white rice after letting it sit in the crock pot for 4 hours and everyone enjoyed it. I said I wasn't going to make this again but I think I might with a different bbq sauce. Read More
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79 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 47
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2003
Such an easy recipe and went over great at our church XMAS fellowship. I used 3 lbs. kielbasa instead of 2 and it was wonderful. Just for reference 3 lbs. made about 100 bite size pieces. This recipe is a keeper! Thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/15/2004
Couldn't be easier to make--although I would used 1 can of cranberry sauce next time instead of two. Everyone loved them. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/18/2003
Very easy. I halved the recipe and made it in the crock pot on low for a couple of hours. Previous review was on the money the longer it cooks the better it tastes. I suggest 4-6 hours on low in Crock pot. I used a brown sugar BBQ sauce -came a little more sweet than I thought it would but that was my fault in choosing the BBQ sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2008
This got RAVE reviews at the party I took it to. I used 2 lbs turkey kielbasa- 1 can of regular cranberry sauce 1 bottle Sweet Baby Ray's bbq sauce- and a few shakes of chipolte tabasco. It was really good- really easy- and pretty good in terms of Weight Watchers points. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2010
I made this for my son's 18th birthday were I had 25 hungry teens to feed. Tripled the recipe and there was not even a drop of the sauce left. Served it with New England style buns(Top Split) with coleslaw sauerkraut and curly fries for sides. Even the girls were wolfing this down! I've already been asked to make this for several graduation parties this spring. I simmered it for 1 hour before the kids arrived and left it on low as the party progressed (about another 2 hours). The next day three of the other moms called to ask for the recipe! Made a smaller version the next week at the request of the rest of the family and again not a drop was left. It is seldom that I find a recipe that I don't have to adjust other than for quantity but this is one. This is definately one that I will be using for years to come at all types of gatherings and for "just us" meals. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
Took this to the office Christmas party and it went over real well. I thought it was pretty good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2005
This was so good and so easy! I made it for a Superbowl party and it was a big hit! Like the description says the longer it simmers the better! I let mine cook for about 3 hours and they tasted great! Will definitely make again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2003
I just want you to know that it was a hit at my Christmas party! There was no left overs. Let it simmer for about three hours. mmm good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2003
Made last year for X-Mas appetizer. Went over so well and nice to have on hand in the crock pot so it stays warm and you can walk away. Already had requests to make it this year. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/31/2009
Gosh I don't know how to rate this. The bbq sauce ruled the taste but I guess that's what you get with bbq sauce. I served this over white rice after letting it sit in the crock pot for 4 hours and everyone enjoyed it. I said I wasn't going to make this again but I think I might with a different bbq sauce. Read More
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